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Boot mgr is missing

Please Help! We tried to install XP on my boyfriend's Acer that had Vista on it. We formated the HD and when restarted it tells us that the Boot Mgr is missing. Everything that I lok up says to put the install CD in, and that would be great if we had one, but Vista was already on his computer when he bought it. Can you help?

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  • lexis87 Apr 24, 2008

    had been on lock mode on my hp 530 note book for some tym,tried gettin back but was returned to the lock mode severally.I tried to recover with my recovery disc and saw a blue screen in the process,that same moment my boot.mgr got missing.I insisted by restarting and going on with the process of recovery,then i was asked to see the hp support centre



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Are you trying to dual boot? Download Vistabootpro and repair the MBR. Be sure and point at the drive partition that Vista is on because the file you need is there. I did not have a restore disk and this worked.

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Did your computer come with any cd's? if yes, do you have one label "system restore" or anything with restore

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What actual operating system do you have?
Windows XP does not use the Boot Manager as this was introduced with Windows Vista or Windows 7 and higher versions.

If you are missing the Boot Mgr for Windows Vista or 7, then you will need to do a Startup Repair which you can do using either a Recovery CD if you have one, or else using the Vista or 7 installation disc.

See the following links:
Windows 7 recovery options
Windows Vista startup repair

Jan 11, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How to fix this error "BOOTMGR IS MISSING". Every-time I reboot my laptop, it always say to press CTR ALT DLT to restart. I did that, and seems to me that this error is keep coming...

Try this:
1. First you need Vista Recovery Disk .iso file. Can be downloaded here: [redacted]
2. Then you probably need image burning program. I prefer CD Burner XP >
3. When you have installed CD Burner XP, start program, choose "Burn ISO image" and browse to Vista Recovery Disk.iso file.
4. When program has finished to burn ISO image, put CD into PC with "boot mgr is missing" problem.
5. Re-start PC, press F2 2-3 times, go into BIOS Setup Utility, choose Boot, move CD/DVD unit up to the first line with F6. Press F10 , choose YES.
6. Click this link to find out what to press when PC boots from CD:

If this helps you, please rate. Thank you

Jan 20, 2011 | Acer Aspire 1690 Notebook

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Boot mgr is missing

Boot Manager is missing If the boot partition no longer can be found, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information
More Info MS KB 919529 More Info MS KB 927391 Check points for fixing missing boot-manager: Check that your boot device is configured properly Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair". Boot Manager is compressed If by accident having compressed the entire boot partition, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart OR maybe try this first. Check points for fixing compressed boot-manager: Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair". If the above doesn't solve the problem then boot into WinRE again, but when selecting the Vista-installation, then press "Load Drivers" (Instead of "Next") and use the mini Windows Explorer to right-click the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. If that also fails then boot into WinRE again, and go to the "Command Prompt" and execute these commands: compact /U C:\bootmgr compact /U C:\ntldr If you for some strange reason have lost your Vista DVD, then you can also use a Windows 2000 / XP install CD and enter the recovery console instead and execute the following commands: attrib -c c:\bootmgr attrib -c c:\ntldr

Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

Feb 21, 2010 | Acer Aspire 8920-6048 Notebook

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My lapptop Acer Aspire 5315 (Vista O/S) crashed. I

you can try hiren's BootCD, it's can fix MBR or re-format using this cd.

Dec 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Troubleshhoting of acer Laptop.

1. install XP service pack 2, format in Fat(32) or NTFS system file,
2. delete the partitions
3. restart your computer with XP service pack 2
4. dont format as quick format,
5. do full format
6. XP service pack 2 serial key: XP8BF-F8HPF-PY6BX-K24PJ-TWT6MA

try it all the best....

Jun 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do i get my boot mgr drive back on my hp dv9000 laptop? I backed up all ym files and when I start my pc up it says the boot mgr is missing.Please help Copy the files to a floppy disk, OR Use a XP/Vista install disk. Boot into repair mode and type "fixmbr" without the quotes.

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I my laptop cant boot windows 7 and xp together !

Since you have installed XP after installing windows 7 & vista, you have erased the boot manager of vista. To get it back, just download & install Vista Boot Pro from

May 04, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 4320 Notebook

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Message: missing or not connected HD

Try to remove and reinstall the HD and memory module(s) and see if that doesn't help. If not, get back to me for some more ideas. Thanks!

Dec 14, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario C304NR Notebook

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Problem withe acer extensa 5620z lap top

You can edit the boot.ini
go to control panel, double click on "system"
it will open system window. go to "Advance" tabs and
under startup and recovery there is a button "setting" click on that button.
it open startup and recovery windows.
if you click on edit, it will open notepad to edit boot.ini, if you arenot sure don't edit, just select the operating system that is working and change the time to 0 seconds. once you boot it will go to your windows directly without any option to choose which windows.

Apr 30, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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